Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sister Stamps Release #19, Day 3 - Mochi Pounding!

Happy Halloween and welcome back to Day 3 of Sister Stamps Release #19! No tricks here, just a little sweet treat I made for Jenny of Sister Stamps.   I didn't want to make another treat box, so since I knew that Jenny was doing Project Life (PL), I decided to make a 4x6 PL card using this stamp called MOCHI POUNDING!  Even though Jenny's family doesn't pound mochi, I know she'll find a way to incorporate this card into her PL album.  Right Jenny?  Heehee!  Now, as easy as this project looks, it was a little difficult for me.  You see, I haven't done simple stamping and coloring on cardstock as a project for a while.  I mean, I always stamp and color my images, but I usually cut them out and use them on a project.  THIS image WAS the project!  Know what I mean?  The only embellishments I used were the two sakura flowers on Mieko's kerchief and the glossy accents I used on the mochi.  I was so careful coloring up this project because if I made a mistake, I would have to start the project all over again!  Yikes!  Also, in case Jenny wants to use this PL card for a different project, I didn't add any sentiments to the card.  Anyway, I'm very proud of how this card turned out.  What do you think?


Can you see the glossy accents on the mochi?  I really like the way it turned out.

Do you feel like having some mochi yet?  I do ... especially the peanut butter mochi.  It's sooo good!  Please don't forget to stop by the DT members blogs:  Debi, Eva, Special Guest Designer Cyndi, and of course the Sister Stamps Blog, for more mochi samplings. 

Finally, I'd like to say thanks so much again for visiting my blog and YouTube channel, and leaving your comments.  I really appreciate them all!  For another look at this project and a chance to win this stamp, please check out my YouTube video here and leave a comment.  I hope you all have a safe and Happy Halloween!  As for me, I'm expecting approximately 500-600 trick or treaters this year.  Yep, you read that right!  The candies and pretzels we give out might last 45 minutes if we're lucky ... wish me luck!  Until next time, take care and stay safe.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sister Stamps Release #19, Day 2 - Mieko

Welcome back to Day 2 of Sister Stamps Release #19!  I hope you're enjoying all the projects the DT members have made - all I know is it makes me want to eat some mochi!  Yummy!  So, for today's project, I'm using little miss MIEKO.  Isn't she the cutest?!?  I love how her mouth looks like she's eating the mochi balls!  AND, I decided to make another treat holder!  It's an oldie but goodie that's super easy to make.  Remember this one?  It looks like a mini clutch purse ...


Here's Mieko, close up.  I just wanna pinch her cheeks!

For a better look at my treat holder, please check out my YouTube video here.  Remember, if you want a chance to win Mieko, you need to leave a comment on my video!  Now, if you haven't already done so, be sure you stop by the blogs of these talented ladies - Debi, Eva, Special Guest Designer Cyndi, and of course the Sister Stamps Blog - for more mochi fun!  I hope you'll come back tomorrow to see the last image of Release #19.  Until then, take care and enjoy some mochi!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sister Stamps Release #19, Day 1 - Hideo

Happy New Year!  What?  Is it 2014 already?  Well, not quite yet, but it's never too early to start preparing, right?  Well, in that case, welcome to Sister Stamps Release #19!  I can't believe it's almost the end of 2013 - where did this year go?  Well, to end this year and start 2014, Sister Stamps is releasing some super cute New Years images!  This first image I'm using is called HIDEO.  Look at him eating his yummy mochi!  Isn't he cute?!?  I decided to make a treat holder for some New Years goodies.  I totally copied Bona's Halloween treat bags but did a little something different.  After stamping, coloring and fussy cutting him, I popped him up on a Japanese lantern chipboard piece from the Bo Bunny Serenity collection.  The treat holder is also made with paper from that collection.

Side view of the treat holder ...

The flap of the holder in the open position ...

So, if you know what Bona's original treat bag looked like, you'll know what I did to make this holder different.  If you don't know, take a look at my YouTube video here. While you're there, be sure to leave a comment on the video and you just might be the lucky winner of Hideo!

Be sure to check out the other talented ladies and their projects:  Debi, Eva, Special Guest Designer Cyndi, and of course the Sister Stamps Blog

I hope you'll be back tomorrow to see what I've created with another cutie chowing down on some sweet mochi!  Until then, take care!